FineWoodworking.com Gets a Makeover
If you’re reading this blog post then you’ve already noticed the changes to FineWoodworking.com. Fine Woodworking had the oldest website of all the Taunton franchises and we’ve been working on this facelift for well over a year now. To say that things around the office have been a bit frantic lately would be a massive understatement. Our humble site has thousands-upon-thousands of pieces of content (videos, articles, slideshows, blogs, and more), and taking it into the 21st century was no small feat. Special thanks are in order for our dedicated team of developers in the Taunton Interactive Department.
You’ll notice that the site is wider, video players are larger, and search has been greatly improved. What’s more, we decided to create a little real estate for woodturners, in the form of a new Woodturning section that will aggregate our array of articles, videos, blogs, and gallery items. Be sure to look for new content in this section over the course of the coming months. All-too-often, conventional woodworkers are treated as a separate breed from woodturners and we felt a distinct need to offer up more content for this dedicated group of “wood-mongers.”
Of course it goes without saying, there will be a group of folks who will miss the old site (whatever its shortcomings). It’s natural to gravitate towards the familiar, but over time, folks will readjust to the new format and hopefully, forget that our old, very narrow, site ever even existed.
That’s it for now. Today is “launch day” so I’ve got content to review, and need to keep a sharp eye out for any potential issues with the new site. I’ll be hunched over my computer till the bitter end today. Cheers everyone!